This research article was written by Helen Cameron and Catherine Kirkman with the main purpose of assessing how international students manage culture shock when they join Australian universities, with a special focus on the first year students who are likely to be more affected. This article is concerned with review of the existing body of literature on management of culture shock by defining culture shock, assessing its impact, and looking at the academic shocks that face first year students. The author argues international first year students face major culture shock that affects their academic performance and hence calls for the need to provide proper culture shock management strategies to students. This argument is back by a review of past literature which gives more weight to the argument. Although the study does not support its finding with any primary data, it is however important source of information about culture shock for international students joining Australian universities. It is important to my study because it contributes to overall understanding of cultural shock and how to manage it.